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 (lo͞o-ē′zē-ăn′ə, lo͞o′zē-)
Abbr. LA or La.
A state of the southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico. It was admitted as the 18th state in 1812. Part of the vast region claimed by La Salle for France in 1682, it was settled by the French in the early 1700s. Control of the area passed to the United States in 1803, and the Territory of Orleans was created in 1804 when the northern part was split off to form the District of Louisiana (later the Territory of Louisiana and the Missouri Territory). Baton Rouge is the capital.


(Placename) a state of the southern US, on the Gulf of Mexico: originally a French colony; bought by the US in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase; chiefly low-lying. Capital: Baton Rouge. Pop: 4 496 334 (2003 est). Area: 116 368 sq km (44 930 sq miles). Abbreviation: La or LA (with zip code)


(luˌi ziˈæn ə, ˌlu ə zi-, ˌlu i-)

a state in the S United States. 4,468,976; 48,522 sq. mi. (125,672 sq. km). Cap.: Baton Rouge. Abbr.: LA, La.
Lou•i`si•an′an, Lou•i`si•an′i•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Louisiana - a state in southern United States on the Gulf of MexicoLouisiana - a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Gulf States - a region of the United States comprising states bordering the Gulf of Mexico; Alabama and Florida and Louisiana and Mississippi and Texas
Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, Dixie, Dixieland, South - the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
South - the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
Deep South - the southeastern region of the United States: South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana; prior to the American Civil War all these states produced cotton and permitted slavery
Alexandria - a town in Louisiana on the Red River
Baton Rouge, capital of Louisiana - capital of Louisiana
Lafayette - a town in south central Louisiana; settled by Acadians
Monroe - a town in north central Louisiana
Morgan City - a town in southeast Louisiana to the south of Baton Rouge
New Orleans - a port and largest city in Louisiana; located in southeastern Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi river; a major center for offshore drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico; jazz originated here among black musicians in the late 19th century; Mardi Gras is celebrated here each year
Shreveport - a city in northwest Louisiana on the Red River near the Texas border
Ouachita, Ouachita River - a river that rises in western Arkansas and flows southeast into eastern Louisiana to become a tributary of the Red River
Red River, Red - a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
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